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Table 1 General characteristics of the study patients (n = 34)

From: Potential usefulness of 68Ga-citrate PET/CT in detecting infected lower limb prostheses

  Entire cohort (n = 34) Infected group (n = 26) Non-infected group (n = 8)
Age, years 64 (31–86) 68.5 (31–86) 66 (44–67)
Male sex 19 (55.9%) 15 (57.7%) 4 (50%)
Clinical presentations
 Fever 1 (2.9%) 1 (3.8%) 0 (0%)
 Joint pain 30 (88.2%) 22 (84.6%) 8 (100%)
 Joint swelling 8 (23.5%) 8 (30.8%) 0 (0%)
 Local heat 5 (14.7%) 5 (19.2%) 0 (0%)
 Secretion 5 (14.7%) 5 (19.2%) 0 (0%)
Laboratory findings
 C-reactive protein, mg/L 21.7 (0.2–250.9) 35.7 (2–250.9) 1.4 (0.2–3)
 White blood cells, 103/μL 7.4 (1.8–18.0) 7.6 (1.8–18.0) 6.2 (4.4–9.1)
 Erythrocyte sedimentation rate, mm/h 39 (2–116) 67 (2–116) 8 (18.5–36)
Cause of total joint arthroplasty
 Osteoarthritis 21 (61.8%) 18 (69.2%) 3 (37.5%)
 Avascular necrosis 3 (8.8%) 2 (7.7%) 1 (12.5%)
 Trauma 6 (17.6%) 4 (15.4%) 2 (25%)
 Fracture 3 (8.8%) 2 (7.7%) 1 (12.5%)
 Rheumatoid arthritis 1 (2.9%) 1 (3.8%) 0 (0%)
Prosthesis location, hip 19 (55.9%) 12 (46.2%) 7 (87.5%)
Prosthesis age, days 180 (7–6000) 180 (7–1800) 135 (58–6000)
  1. Data are expressed as medians (ranges) for continuous variables. Categorical data are given as number and percentages